Basic Site Details

Name: Dundee Court House and Bridewell
City or county: Dundee
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: A Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Prison at rear demolished and replaced by Dundee Corporation Transport Department Garage c.1933 (see separate entry). New police headquarters now stands on site. Governor's house demolished for road widening c.1965. The Sheriff Court and old Police Office survive.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Dundee Prison  
Item 2 of 2Dundee Sheriff Courthouse  

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Courthouse  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 36, Bell Street  
Item 2 of 3Lochee RoadYes 
Item 3 of 3West Bell StreetYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 81833  Competition
Item 2 of 829 March 18335 April 1833Competition announced 
Item 3 of 818411843 Completion and extension of prison. Contracts advertised for new wing and drying house
Item 4 of 81863  Sheriff Court built
Item 5 of 81877  Alterations to prison
Item 6 of 819781980RestorationAdaptation of existing classical facade of Sheriff Court to conceal damage by street widening. Adaptation and repairs to main court room etc. Flat-roofedblock for district council built behind pavilion facade.
Item 7 of 819941996AdditionAddition of courtroom behind 1830s screen wall.
Item 8 of 8After 1996 Won award or awardsFor the work 1994-6 by Nicoll Russell.

People

Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 17George AngusArchitectA1833 Won competition to secure job.
Item 2 of 17James BlackArchitectD1833 Awarded third prize
Item 3 of 17David Mackenzie IArchitectG1833 Unsuccessful competition design (George Angus selected)
Item 4 of 17James BrewsterArchitectH1833 Competition design - unsuccessful
Item 5 of 17Robert BlackArchitectJ1833 Awarded second prize
Item 6 of 17William ScottArchitectB18411843Completed prison to Angus's designs n- including new wing and drying house
Item 7 of 17William ScottArchitectC18611863Built Sheriff Court: fašade to Angus's designs of 1833, but interior replanned
Item 8 of 17Charles George Hood KinnearArchitectD1877 Alterations to prison
Item 9 of 17John Dick PeddieArchitectD1877 Alterations to prison
Item 10 of 17Peddie & KinnearArchitectural practiceD1877 Alterations to prison
Item 11 of 17Gauldie Wright & PartnersArchitectural practiceD19781980Adaptation of existing classical facade of Sheriff Court to conceal damage by street widening. Adaptation and repairs to main court room etc. Flat-roofedblock for district council built behind pavilion facade.
Item 12 of 17William Allan CairnsArchitectD1978 Adaptation of existing classical facade of Sheriff Court to conceal damage by street widening. Adaptation and repairs to main court room etc. Flat-roofedblock for district council built behind pavilion facade. Partner in charge.
Item 13 of 17Andrew Baxter H19941996Addition of courtroom behind 1830s screen wall.
Item 14 of 17Andrew Strachan NicollArchitectH19941996Addition of courtroom behind 1830s screen wall.
Item 15 of 17Douglas W BinnieArchitectural TechnicianH19941996Addition of courtroom behind 1830s screen wall.
Item 16 of 17Nicoll Russell Studios H19941996Addition of courtroom behind 1830s screen wall.
Item 17 of 17Richard William Lockerby RussellArchitectH19941996Addition of courtroom behind 1830s screen wall.

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Allen, Nic (ed.) Scottish Architects in Conservation  p36
Item 2 of 3Gifford, John2012The Buildings of Scotland: Angus and Dundee Yalep115-6
Item 3 of 3McKean, Charles and Walker, David1993Dundee: An Illustrated Architectural GuideRevised EditionEdinburgh: RIASp55

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Dundee Advertiser29 March 1833   
Item 2 of 4Dundee Advertiser5 April 1833   
Item 3 of 4Dundee Advertiser9 August 1833   
Item 4 of 4Dundee Advertiser2 June 1843  Advertisement for contractors for extensions. Also 9 June 1843.

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Dundee City ArchivesDundee City Archives Town Council Minutes
Item 2 of 3Dundee UniversityDundee University Archives Plans Ref No GD Mus 100/1, P218and P218/6
Item 3 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register25631